Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Welcome back and some news

Welcome back to all those who have been away on vacation and are just returning or have already returned to work. Here's what I...

Book review: Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas

Qayyum, A. and Zawacki-Richter, O. (eds.) Open and Distance Education in Australia, Europe and the Americas: National Perspectives in a Digital Age Singapore: Springer, US$24+ Why...

A new survey of online learning in Canadian universities and colleges for 2018

The News Following the success of the 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education, an invitation to participate in the 2018 version...

Online education and the professional associations: the case of law

Image: Reality Sandwich, 2015 Lederman, D. (2018) The uncertain landscape for online legal education Inside Higher Education, January 24 The situation in the USA This is a...

Is distance education stealing on-campus students?

Poulin, R. (2018) Distance Ed Growth - Access is a Big Motivator, but it's Complicated, WCET Frontiers, February 1 This post is essential reading for...

Comparing online learning in k-12 and post-secondary education in Canada

Barbour, M. and LaBonte, R. (2017) State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada 2016 Edition The Canadian eLearning Network Why a post on online learning...

That was 2017 in online learning

  My experience of online learning in 2017 2017 was a very interesting year for me, if not for online learning as a whole. I have...

What inter-provincial differences tell us about government policy on online learning

I have just completed two sub-reports on the 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions. The first was on the responses...

‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’

Online learning in Canada  I was doing my usual stuff in Denmark this week, a keynote on 'Teaching for a digital age: why blended learning...

How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?

I was recently asked if I would answer a couple of questions from students in Royal Roads University's course 'Leveraging Technology in Higher Education'...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.